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Sarona is 32 years old and married with 4 children. She has a small business making and selling hand fans, fine-mats, necklaces and other items in her community. To do this, she needs a loan to buy materials and resources. In the future, Sarona hopes to improve her business. She joined SPBD in 2011 to gain access to financial services.

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About SPBD

South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.

About Samoa

  • $5,200
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Samoa Loans Fundraising
  • $7,766,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.3
    Samoa Tala (WST) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Sarona to buy pandanus leaves, a paint brush, paints and coconut shelves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2012
Nov 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013